The Love & Hip Hop chitter-chatter has been on fire for the last few weeks leading up to the October 28 season premiere of the latest series in New York, and word is producer Mona Scott-Young is looking to expand into a few new cities. So much info has been leaked that it’s been hard to determine what the real plan is for Love & Hip Hop, but when we caught up with Mona at the “CrazySexyCool” premiere, she told us that she is indeed planning to film the show in some new locations.
Of course New York starts up again October 28, so I am excited about that, and I am casting in a few other cities. There’s been a lot of chit chat on the interweb about that. I’m looking at L.A., I’m looking at Houston, looking at New Orleans. Yeah, we’re going to find another city to spread our wings into.Earlier this month, the alleged Houston cast was leaked and included Slim Thug, Willie D, Hip Hop vixen Jhonni Blaze, GO DJ Hi-C, model Kristal Solis and promoter Lil Keith Nelson. Slim Thug later brushed off rumors that he would be involved, even though he’s like reality TV gold at this point. [Click here to see why.]
Last week, blogger Sandra Rose leaked the names of the alleged L.A. cast, which included Karrueche, Chris Brown’s ex Jasmine Sanders, Bow Wow’s baby mama Miss Joie, Christina Milian’s boyfriend Jas Prince, Tyga and his girl Blac Chyna, Lola Monroe, Yung Berg and Ray-J as a co-producer.
With all this info dropping left and right, a source claimed on the messageboard Lipstick Alley that Mona was pissed because it was interfering with her negotiations:
Mona threatened that if she finds out who leaked the potential cast she will fire them because they all signed a confidentiality contract. The reason for Mona’s anger was because she was trying to work things out with a few of the potential cast members like Karrueche who was interested in the show if she could promote her “The Kill” line, but had not discussed the proposal with Chris yet. Needless to say Chris was not happy when he got word via the internet that Karrueche was in talks to possibly join the show without talking it over with him first. And Karrueche didn’t know Chris ex Jasmine Sanders was in talks to be on the show either. Mona was also upset because Ray-J is locked into a contract with Oxygen doing their “Bad Girls Club Battle” and the only way he would be able to get around his contract with Oxygen was if he went on Love & Hip-Hop LA as a co-producer. Oxygen got word and reminded Ray of his obligation to them not VH1. Also Mona worked with Diddy during the Viacom days and was planning on working something out with him and possibly having Cassie play a miniscule role (Lola Monroe’s bff) on the show, but integral enough for her to promote her music and modeling career. Plus Tyga and Blac Chyna were in talks with E! and Mona wanted to lock them in with her show before E! became aware of their popularity, being E!’s new EVP (Jeff Olde) use to be the EVP at VH1, and worked with Mona to make Love & Hip-Hop the success it is now.
As you know Mona was quick to publicly deny that bootleg Houston cast with a bunch of nobodies which was totally false, but has yet to make a public statement denying the Love & Hip-Hop LA cast.What we can say is Lola Monroe probably will pass, Tyga and Blac Chyna will pass (E! is already on that) and Cassie is far too private to be reality show gold. Strong possibilities for the show are Karrueche (this is her time to stretch her moment of fame past just being a celeb girlfriend), Jasmine Sanders (she has a huge IG following and is a legit model for big brands), Miss Joie and even Somaya Reece (who’s currently filming in L.A.) as potentials. Yung Berg doesn’t need anything else to make people dislike him. He’s been doing an excellent job staying under the radar.
If she had to pick one city, between the three, L.A. would definitely be poppin’!
Update from Karrueche: